David McGillivray

Professor, interested in events, culture, digital participation & sport.


The affordances of digital technologies in children’s lives

Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending a really interesting seminar titled, Children and Digital Technology, one of three events being hosted by the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships (CRFR) Digital Families across the Lifecourse. How technology mediates relationships within families and impacts on experiences of childhood (and what that now means) was…

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The ‘Live’ Olympics: The urban form as a venue

It’s been a few weeks now since the Olympics ended with a less than impressive live event which still garnered huge public interest on a global level. During the Olympics (some thoughts on the Paralympics later), along with Matt Frew and Jennifer …


Mobility in Education: Redefining Learning Tasks

On Friday I attended a session at the University of Edinburgh hosted by Apple on mobility in education (not students changing courses!). I was representing my institution at the event but there were a number of issues which are worth drawing to yo…